Somalia Speaks: Lessons From Novel Journalism

[This blog post was officially co-authored with Al-jazeera] The first 72 hours of the SomaliaSpeaks deployment were particularly intense. The purpose of this joint write-up with Al Jazeera and partners is to share some of our early lessons learned in this novel collaboration. ¬†Every deployment teaches us a multitude of lessons, so our partners at […]

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Kenya: Peace Heroes Announced.

The Peace Heroes project, which Ushahidi highlighted before as a use of the platform for a non-crisis situation has concluded with the selection of 8 heroes. They represent people who contributed positively to the post election period of early 2008 when there was violence, instability and political stalemate. The heroes were nominated through SMS, phone […]

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Rachel’s Peace Caravan in Kenya

Rachel Holding a Mobile Phone, originally uploaded by whiteafrican. Rachel Kung’u is an amazing woman, and has been quite a heavy user of Ushahidi. Ory and I had a chance to meet with her while in Nairobi this June, and we talked at length about the violence that happened earlier in the year. She started […]

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Audio Slideshows : Voices of the Displaced.

The Internews Humanitarian Media team has posted audio slideshows with the views of Internally displaced persons in Kenya. A reminder that the humanitarian situation on the ground for the IDP’s is still very dire. Please click on the graphic below to hear the stories.

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Margaret is hosting IDPs – An appeal for assistance

This is an appeal to those in Kenya, and can help in a direct manner, please consider this. There is a lady who needs help Margaret N. Muturi on 0728 573 303, She lives in Kiambaa Karuri Njoro Village and is hosting 20 IDP’s displaced are from Molo. She needs humanitarian assistance and business capital. […]

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REPORT ON POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE IN KENYA – UN Human Rights Team

A pdf document has been made available to Ushahidi by the UN Human Rights Team, you can download the Final OHCHR Kenya report 19 March2008.pdf Below is the summary and press release. UN HUMAN RIGHTS TEAM ISSUES REPORT ON POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE IN KENYA The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued […]

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Msafara – Wheels of Hope

On the Msafara blog are pictures from the Wheels of Hope initiative that was formed by a coalition of churches. The pictures show food and supplies being distributed to the displaced in Nakuru. The rest of the itinerary for the convoy includes the following stops: NAKURU Tue Mar 11th: * Msafara travels to Nakuru * […]

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Nancy’s Story – Life in an IDP Camp

The clip below gives a glimpse into the Nancy’s ardous life at an IDP camp near Mathare. It is very difficult for her, being pregnant and trying to survive in an unsanitary environment, where food, water and cooking fuel is scarce. The clip was filmed by Slum-tv reporters, who had been reporting on life in […]

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